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Help me legally and ethically adopt my dog from a crazy LA rescue org.

When we brought home a new pup from a local rescue organization three months ago, we had no idea we were getting involved with a Crazy Lady. The adoption STILL isn't finalized and we really want to make it official and never deal with them again. Help me understand if their requests are reasonable and officially adopt my dog! [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Jan 22, 2014 - 43 answers

Introducing a new foster dog

Due to an emergency rescue, my plans for introducing a new foster dog have been pushed up significantly to tonight. There is one problem, I'm the only one around tonight and by the time, I pick her up - it will be super dark so introducing dogs in a neutral location is out. Help me make this as smooth as possible. [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Dec 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Preparing my house for a new adopted shelter dog

What can I do to make my home "dog-proof" for the new 18-month-old dog I'm getting from a shelter? And what can I do to ease the trauma for him of moving to a completely new home? [more inside]
posted by madman on Nov 13, 2013 - 11 answers

playing the field, doggy edition

My husband and I are in the process of adopting a dog. Based on online profiles and email conversations with foster families, we've got it narrowed down to two pups that have been fostered through two local rescue groups. Now we are scheduling in-person meetings with the dogs and "home visits" where they send a volunteer to make sure our house is ok for a dog. Should we be telling each group that we are deciding between two dogs, which we're meeting on Thursday and Friday? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Oct 9, 2013 - 10 answers

We are getting a dog! Advise needed.

I have some questions about how to best bring a new dog into a new home. [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal on Jun 13, 2013 - 17 answers

Questions on adopting a dog, with consideration for desert and a baby

My wife and I have talked of adopting a dog for a while. Following the untimely passing of one of our cats, this is more feasible, and could help console us. But we have questions for adopting a dog in our desert climate, and on dogs coming into a family with a baby, and a cat. And we're concerned about being good owners, as our time at home is limited during the week. Also, we're discussing what a good age range for an adoptable dog would be. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 3, 2013 - 33 answers

What's wrong with this dog?

I adopted a dog on Saturday, a Silky Terrier mix. He had just gotten to the pound the day I adopted him, having been dropped off by a family who said they couldn't afford him. He's a very sweet dog and hasn't made a peep since I got him (seriously, not even a whine). Thing is, he won't eat. He's eaten maybe five tiny pieces of Kibbles and Bits and hasn't relieved himself in solid form, despite many walks. I finally gave in and gave him canned food and he took a bite, then ran off with the remainder, dropping it in the middle of the hallway and not touching it after that. [more inside]
posted by amiableamy on Feb 11, 2013 - 36 answers

Dog Ownership 101

What's it like to be a first-time dog owner? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Feb 9, 2013 - 54 answers

Mail order wedding?

Is adopting a dog sight-unseen foolish? [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Jan 28, 2013 - 30 answers

Another exciting round of NAME. THAT. DOG!

NAME. THIS. DOG! [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jan 27, 2013 - 68 answers

A dog without politics in Seattle?

I am looking to adopt a dog, but first I want more information. I live in Seattle. I'd love to find a dog group/dog place where I can go, ask questions, maybe even get to know some different dogs, but I've lived in Seattle for more than 20 years and I've seen how ridiculous, make-PETA-look-sane, over the top animal people here can be. Is there a dog place/group in Seattle that is kind to people? [more inside]
posted by susandennis on Nov 15, 2012 - 14 answers

How to adopt a Boston Terrier, without waiting months?

What's the best way to adopt a Boston Terrier (without waiting months and months)? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Oct 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Can a rescue organization claim a dog as their own for its entire life?

How much legal weight does a shelter dog adoption agreement carry if the original adopter (who signed the agreement) has died? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 10 answers

At this rate, there will be sixteen by next week.

Cool or uncool: your spouse gets a second dog from a local shelter without asking or consulting you? [more inside]
posted by fatllama on Sep 7, 2012 - 88 answers

Should we find our dog a new home?

Help me think through whether we ought to find a new home for our dog. Long, special-snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Feb 22, 2012 - 15 answers

Second dog or not?

Should I get a second dog? [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Feb 13, 2012 - 19 answers

We got a puppy. Was this a bad idea?

Should we keep our puppy? What do we do? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Sep 19, 2011 - 35 answers

Please help me place my mother's senior dog

Does anyone have experience with giving up a senior dog for adoption? How does the process work? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Aug 15, 2011 - 18 answers

Should we foster a dog?

Should we foster a dog? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on May 31, 2011 - 14 answers

A great life for my elderly Pekingese

How to give my new 9-year-old Pekingese the healthiest, happiest life possible. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Feb 20, 2011 - 18 answers

New shelter dog is making me bonkers. Help!

My new shelter dog is making me bonkers. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Dec 26, 2010 - 24 answers

Which to adopt from: No-kill or "kill" shelters?

No-kill vs. kill shelter: is one more "right" to adopt from? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Aug 2, 2010 - 25 answers

Tough decisions regarding my dog

I adopted a dog a few years ago and now I'm considering the possibility of giving her up. I feel awful about it and I'm not sure what to do. Good reason for doing it: starting med school. Not sure if it's a good or bad reason: Boyfriend hates her. Really long, but if you can handle it, I'd love some insight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 54 answers

How to deal with giving up a beloved pet?

Help me deal with having to give up one of my dogs... [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on May 6, 2010 - 14 answers

We adopted a Rott!

We just adopted a rescue Rottweiler and we couldn't be happier. When we bring her home on Monday, I want to be completely prepared. Please help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by msali on Dec 12, 2009 - 21 answers

Is there a good way to "shop around" animal shelters for pet adoption?

I'm a potential dog adopter. Is there a responsible way to "shelter-shop", and if so how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Blind Leading the Blind?

Just returned from a trip to the animal shelter looking for a second dog to adopt. Found a very sweet blind Aussie Shephard and fell in love. Need help to see if this is a good match: Can anyone share experiences/special challenges with caring for a blind dog? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Zira on Feb 9, 2009 - 20 answers

Daisy attacked & damaged 3 dogs, has heartworm, severe separation anxiety: is it time to put her down?

My dog has damaged (bitten through the skin) 3 other dogs and was just diagnosed with heartworm. I know it's a bit impersonal to ask online, but can help me figure out when it is time to consider putting down my pet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Thinking about returning an adopted dog--guilt! shame! I suck!

Returning an adopted rescue dog when the adoption just doesn't "take." Happened to anyone? How to handle? (Lengthy angsting and soul-searching within...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2008 - 44 answers

DogFilter: Should I adopt a male or female Boston Terrier pup?

DogFilter: Should I adopt a male or female Boston Terrier pup? [more inside]
posted by krisken on Aug 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Housebreaking an Adopted Dog

Does house training a young dog work the same as house training a puppy? [more inside]
posted by Sabine3283 on Apr 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Can a 19-year-old adopt a dog?

Would rescue organizations or shelters allow a 19-year-old college student to adopt a dog? [more inside]
posted by qz on Apr 14, 2007 - 13 answers

How to ask someone if they will give their dog to me, as they don't seem to care for it

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What's the best way to approach someone, who doesn't seem to care in the least for their pet, and ask them if they would like to give the dog a better home by letting me take him? (MI) [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Feb 15, 2005 - 11 answers

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